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, the cold front that is about to hit us up here means hot dry winds in state of california. that fact is no stranger to people here on the panel. it doesn't take much to fan hot, dry vegetation that has been soaking in that hot sun. when i say soaking, it means it gets the moisture level so low where it's kindling in the forest. you have more people moving in, more vegetation growing, it's a recipe for nature trying to do its thing and people in the way. so with this, it takes a lot of support whether we're talking about the fire lines, behind the fire lines or been above the fire lines to provide that support. it takes a whole mix of people whether it's the department of defense and even fema having roles to play in that. bob fenton, the assistant chief of fema, used to be the division chief in division 9. he is no stranger to this area, born and raised here, this is his home and so he does have a care and an interest in this community and beyond. and so with that it is hard to fill being his replacement at the regional level because not only to fill his shoes all the great work
of protection possible. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein who is proposing a new assault weapons ban says she is upset the nra didn't go any further with gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to -- to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district. based in richmond they deploy 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm flad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience -- i'm glad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience with it. i think it's an overreaction as a school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> we're live outside the gates of richmond h
-2013 pursuant to california constitution article xiii b. >> thank you very much for this item from the controller's office. we have [speaker not understood]. >> thank you, members of the committee. neil levinson, [speaker not understood] from the controller's office. i'll be very brief and happy to answer questions. this resolution before you is required by the california constitution and government code. each year the city needs to confirm its appropriations limit under the gan provisions. in this calculation we have done, it reflects through calculations allowed by the state code that we have a 3.77% local income growth and an 0.4% -- 0.47% population growth and this allows for combined growth in the gam limit from the amount that you established last year of 2.53 billion to a new level of 2.63 billion for fiscal year 12-13. under the allowable calculations, we have shown that the budget for appropriations that are covered by this is at currently 2.47 billion, so this reflects a level still 168 million below the gam limit. if the city were to collect so much revenue that it was a
they installed them in their aircraft so we have robust communications with california national guard, with navy and marine corps it's still a work in progress. we have a work around with that with respect to tactical communications and we use coordinating helicopters to handle air to ground tactical situations and that is relayed to the aircraft that are in trail. it's not perfect but it's a work around and it keeps everybody in the fight. >> prior to 20011 2011 the navy fire fighting capability was concentrated in one squadron. in 2011 it began to expand to other helicopter squadrons. one consequence of that would be multiple squadrons providing aircraft to cal fire to support the fire fighting effort and one somewhat simple but very effective solution was the use of defense connect on line, the dco chat room. basically cal fire personnel, along with all the individual squadrons, all connected realtime able to communicate and coordinate both from the squadron and also on scene. >> well, thank you. let's go ahead and move into relationships. we had a significant discussi
communication capabilities. northern california communication system and integrating those with our robust communication system, through dsca and the various military interagencies. we will do that, partly because it's interesting, partly because it's challenges, but because as someone said all disasters are local. somewhere there's a little girl or little by or grandmother that is counting on us to get it right. so i thank you in advance for that young boy, that young girl, that family, whose lives will be changed, whose lives may even be preserved, because of your efforts. thank you for inviting me here today, thank you for allowing me to learn from you, thank you for allowing me it share a little bit about what we do and mostly to simply say thank you, it was my pleasure to be here, secretary schultz, thank you, admiral beeman, thank you. ladies and gentlemen, that's all i have. if you have any questions i'll be happy to take them. response and recovery. and the moderator for this panel is the city administrator for the city and county of san francisco, naomi kelly. please help me
through the weekend. right now, storm tracker 2, here is the wider perspective in northern california. snow showers, significant snow in fact heading out towards the sierra. right now as you can see, we take a closer look, scattered rain showers towards the mount ans, and around the hills, lingering rain. we will shift to the maps up and out towards discovery bay. brentwood, organized rain through the oakly area and the north bay scattered showers right now. things are changing as we head into early saturday morning. coming up, the timing of two more strong storms impacting the weekend and how much rain to expect for your neighborhood. >> now, the wet weather has people seeking a place to be dry. workers at the regional reception center in san jose say they have 250 beds but when the weather gets rough they open up space for 100 more people. >> it is wonderful it is here. a good facility. a warm safe place to get in out of the rain. >> the highway patrol warped about the dangers of slick roads especially for drivers in the santa cruz mountains. on the shoreline the storm surge drew on
money. tonight they left after we approached them. a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight, allowing inflated enrollments by the school to get the federal funding, and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. tonight, we reached the district spokesman out of spoke. >> we dispute the notion or the finding that we have misappropriately handled funds. >> reporter: we questioned the school's use of federal money to pay his wife and son as teachers. >> the wife gets paid $100 an hour for her duties as a developmental teacher. that sounds a little excessive. >> it does. i'm not aware of their particular compensation levels. >> it's all in your documents that you've approved, that the school district has approved. then you have robert lacy jr. and he gets paid $40 an hour. is that all acceptable? >> really, it's -- it's according to the program guidelines. >> reporter: the department of education ruled it was inappr
out that teachers in california are investors in bushmaster. california state teachers retirement system invested $600 million in cerberus, that private equity firm. that means the teachers retirement fund owns 2.4% of the freedom group, parent of bushmaster. it is now reviewing that investment and other potential holdings in gun companies. chief investment officer at the teachers retirement system. thank you so much for talking with us and walking us through this this morning. clearly you must have heard from teachers over the past week. >> yes, we have, through e-mail, phone calls and social media. >> what are they telling you? >> well, obviously, they're very distraught, as we were. and, you know, i was devastated when we realized we had this investment in our portfolio. it's extremely small. that's why we hadn't focused in on it, in particular. and their reaction, obviously, is of great concern. >> i should point out there are a lot of retired california teachers. you are one of the biggest sort of investors in the country. you have a very big, broad portfolio. teachers invest
with wall-to- wall attention. >> reporter: democratic senator dianne feinstein of california, a long time leader in gun control, called the n.r.a.'s plan a distraction that's only intended to delay action by congress. >> should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres: access, easy access to killing machines. >> reporter: the fact is, scott, that one-third of america's public schools already have armed security and it's interesting to note an armed deputy sheriff was assigned to columbine high school near denver in 1999 but failed to stop that attack that killed 13. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. of course, the best thing is to prevent a mass shooting and the united states secret service has spent years studying assassins and school shooters in order to do just that. brian vossekuil and robert fein wrote two studies for the secret service and they told us in an interview for "60 minutes" that gunmen often leave a
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that will exist and how will you be able to help? ?oo ?a northern california has rich and diverse medical response capabilities. it's impressive the types of capabilities, the number of assets, the number of people trained to do these things are. the california national guard has air and land assets that are substantial and can be rapidly deployed to assist the civil responders in their mission to move people, to get things set up, to establish common security. it's a partnership that really needs to happen and is natural. the governor controls the california national guard, he can make forces appear very rapidly in support of a regional disaster, a local emergency or wherever they are needed, and transportation, communication, security logistics capabilities that come to the table really augment the medical care that's being provided in the disaster scene. >> like colonel ingels, i was impressed by the robust, defined chain of command and a large response capable of being produced. however, in an overwhelming disaster things don't always go as planned and certainly our experiences in c
, travels west from fort leavenworth in kansas through new mexico, cochrane in mexico and only california. unfortunately, neither of these tremendous victory spring what he wants, which is peace and the securing of california and texas into the american union. mexico refuses to surrender despite the victories, so he decides to send general winfield scott to invade mexico. he bombards the veracruz and travels through central mexico securing a capital in the fall of 1847. in the eyes of americans it was sort of a foreign conclusion that their side when and win easily because most are byrd a host of racist beliefs about mexican men foremost among them being that mexican and one lazy and cowardly to fight. in point of fact mexican troops fought very hard, as you can see , very few images, so it's rare when you find one. you can get a sense. mexico lost all of these battles and ultimately lost the military side of the war because they have vastly inferior weapons. their leader was terrible. mexico's government was in turmoil. there were broke. there were various panels were there was no money
conference from protestors. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein, who is proposing a new assault weapons ban, says she is upset the nra didn't go any further about gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district based in richmond. the school district deploys 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm glad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience here. i think it's an overreaction if you want to know my position as a dualy elected school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> reporter: it's
s peligroso son los conductores ebrios, que estarán en la mira de las patrllas . >> en california como en todo el país son miles las personas que mueren por el alcohol cada año. >;> es por eso que las autoridades lanzan cada año programas . >> la patrlla de camino realizará programas para detener a los conductores alcolizados . >> jesús dice ser un conductor prevacido y exorta a otros a no conducir ebrio . >> no tomo en navidad, hasta año nuevo espero para celebrar . >> en 2010 se reportó la muerte de 1768 personas en accidentes relacionados con el alcohol y el volante, desde 1992 los hispanos se han convertido en el grupo étnico con más arrestos de personas que mezclan el alcohol con el volante . >> si van a comenzar a manejar y tomar comienzan los problemas, si van a tomar bebidas, recomiendo al público es que hablen con alguien más . >> es que debido a que los conductores no asumen rresponsabilidad,la patrulla de caminos estará pendiente, si ingiere alcohol realice lo siguiente . >> tener una persona que no tome y maneje, o simplemente no manejar, un taxi sale más barato . >> e
a remarkable career here on abc 7. stay with us. kx;x$ú >>> a federal appeals court blocked the california law banning day conversion therapy, pugt the law on hold until it can hear arguments on the issue the law banning conversions be there aims to turn gay minors straight was to take affect january 1. counselors and two families say their teen-aged sons benefited from it sought the injunction after a lower court redees -- refuse aid request. >> news that 800 jobs in chevron headquarters are being moved to houston, texas. david louie is live tonight and sounds like officials there got very little warning. >> they didn't get very much warning. the mayor tells me that he got the bad news yesterday afternoon from chevron but apparently, the plan to moist jobs to texas had been underway for months. >> this is not something you want to see. it's a big impact here. >> 800 jobs represents just under a 4th of the 3500 employees at the san ramone headquarters. chevron says it told workers but didn't make it public until sending out an e mail yesterday. five business units are involved, all support the
to develop a policy because we have had a reduction of a recycling center from the cala site at california and hyde and we were going to be having some change orders and there is prediction that it will be going out of business and well is have new owners there and we have new supermarkets opening up in the city, so there is sort of a very, kind of, unique law and relationship around these convenience zones. the crv redempt zones and how they are created and how the state law require that they are managed and facilitated and what this means to small business. so i want to put forward some proactive policy recommendations so that we're being ahead of the curve and not waiting until this may become an issue down the road for small businesses. so i just wanted to just make that clear. this is a policy discussion for you to take a look at, make recommendations. the commission can take action tonight, if it's comfortable or wait until the next commission meeting or two commission meetings. it's at your discretion to make sure that you are comfortable with the policy that is flushed out to be p
they left after we approached them. >> get out of my face. >> reporter: a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight, allowing inflated enrollments by the school to get the federal funding, and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. tonight we reached the district spokesman out of state. >> we dispute the notion or the finding that we have misappropriatedly handled funds. >> reporter: we questioned the pastor's use of federal money to pay his wife and son. >> she gets paid $100 an hour for her duties there as a teacher. >> i'm not aware of their particular compensation levels. >> it's all in your documents that you've approved. then you have robert lacy junior, and he gets paid $40 an hour. >> right. >> is that all acceptable? >> really, it's according to the programattic guidelines. s. >> how do you justify paying $21,000 to that st. andrew teacher who is part of that family-run school? that is a direct viola
circut court of appeals today blocked a california law which bans the controversial therapy. that aims to turn gay minors. straight. the three judge panel issued an emergency order, to put the law on hold until the court can hear further arguments. the law. which governor jerry brown signed in september, was set to take effect january first. it would make mental health professionals who engage in efforts to change a clients' sexual orientation. subject to discipline by state licensing boards. >> jacqueline: there rainfall continues with the center showers and more for the rest of the week. your complete forecast, coming up. >> coming up the warriors hosting the bobcats and will a justin smith miss his first game in 11 years? sports, coming up. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have
an and the counseling director at the health center in san jose california. i am here to speak on behalf of gwen spriar and the american indian alliance. it was created in the 90's to provide voice to the community in santa clara valley and started by laverne robert and provides two annual powwows and numerous fundraisers. gwen has been part of the alliance for about 15 years now. gwen is a elder and retired from the american indian district titles four, seven and nine of the indian education act. she has moved beyond the limits of her duties for the families in her district. she spends time volunteers for all community functions that the alliance puts on. the families that she serves remember her fondly and all that she did for them. she offered her talents to powwows, food booths, graduations and dinners and let's watch a video on gwen stirrer. >> i am [inaudible] known as the keepers of the western door. they're on the western side of new york and they're the biggest of the tribes. i'm the one -- i'm the one that creeks that runs through our reservation now. indian community -- there was no
and made it possible for this to be watched all over northern california. all right. are you ready now? we can really get it started. [cheers and applause] . i said are you ready? [cheers and applause] it is my pleasure now to introduce two members of the best broadcast team in baseball. please welcome dave fleming and john miller. >> now, all along the parade route this song that echoed through the ballpark and my broadcast partner on the radio dave fleming somehow has involuntary reaction to it. a lot of people think he's so into it. whenever the music comes on he can't contain himself. it's not even that and i'm going to show you it right now. >> i'm not sure where you're going with this john. >> it's uncontrollable for him so he's not really into even the thought of it but i want to show you what really happens. we seen him do it so many times in the ballpark. along the parade route they were pleading for him to do it. >> i don't know. >> so really -- now keep your eyes on dave. watch what happens when i say "oh gangom style". >> john, can do it with me too. >> okay, okay. i ca
tonight. the ninth circut court of appeals has blocked a california law which bans therapy. that aims to turn gay minors. straight. the three judge panel issued an emergency order to put the law on hold until further arguments can be heard. the law. which governor jerry brown signed effect january first. it would make mental health professionals who engage in efforts to change their clients' sexual orientations subject to discipline by state licensing boards. >> jacqueline: on the rainfall today it has been impacting today with 1.4 tomorrow and sunday. tomorrows system will be overnight and showers lasting overnight. kind of like what we saw today and thursday a bit stronger by -- sunday morning. lasting until about 4. stormtracker 4 radar still showing concord showers and the peninsula and as the north bay. the stormtracker 4 is not picking it up because there radar cannot see what is below 4,000 ft.. the showers right now are below 4,000 ft.. as we make our way for tomorrow. we have moderate rainfall for most of the bay area and snowfall in the sierras. we are going to see quite a b
of the university of southern, california where dean torrens was a student studying graphics where they would meet to discuss the bizarre plan to make some fast cash. >> we had done business deals together and this was in my mind another are opportunity. >> did he tell you he thought you were crazy? >> yes. >> and what did you say? >> i said i'm crazy but why don't you you loan me $500 and i won't bother you and let you get back to it your class. >> and gave you more than one check throughout this whole time? >> he gave me three or four. >> keenan used the money to hire help with the kidnapping plan. the first call went to his mother's ex-boyfriend a 42-year-old house painter named john irwin. >> he had fallen on hard times when i was making a lot of money and i set him and his family up with housing and a car. >> so he owed you one? >> and i called that in. he reluctantly agreed to go along. >> keenan discovered that is sinatra, jr. was appearing at the arizona state fair. they flew to phoenix with the intention of snatching him there. realizing they made some key mistakes including leaving their
blocked california law banning gay conversion therapy. ninth circuit court of appeals issued emergency order putting the law on hold until it can hear full arguments on this issue. the law banning conversion therapy that aims to turn gay minor straight was to take effect on january 1st. counts lors who practice the therapy and 2 family who say the teenager son benefit from it saw it injunction after lower court refused their request. >>> big oil making a big move out of the bay area. chevron announced today it's moving 800 workers out of its san ramone headquarters for greener pasture in texas. here's business technology reporter david. >> it's not something that you want to see losing 800 job. that's a big impact here in san ramone. >>reporter: 800 jobs is a fourth of the total work force at san ramone headquarters. chevron told affected work twors months ago but didn't make it public until it sent out an all employee e-mail yesterday. all 5 of these support 7 ron and all workers now work side by side in houston. chevron said the headquarters will remain in san ramone. stewart
en lugar oimprudentemente saturar las escuelas con armas, hay que eliminarlas, agrega que california tiene un programa de desarme para esta clase de personas, en seguida en noticias univisión 14 millones de personas desempleadas podrían ser afefctadas si no se logra un acuerdo por el déficit fiscal, demás tenemos comidas para navidad . >> le contamos en momentos sobre la fiesta que se lleva acá . ♪. ♪. >> la celebración de navidad se han adelantado para muchas personas, es el caso para ffamilias de trabajadores inmigrantes. >> desde las 3:30 de la tarde llegaron familias de inmigrantes, muchos se han retirado, pero otros disfrutan la jornada con ritmo . >> las sonrisas, las sorpresas, la emoción compartida . >> ¿cómo es la familia vida deu na familia trabajadora del campo?. >> es lo bonito de trabajar en el campo. >> ¿dónde trabajan ustedes? en qué campos?. >> vista . >> ¿qué elegiste para navidad ?. >> un carro de control . >> ¿dónde está ?. >> ahí . >> vas a jugar mucho con él, ¿qué vas a hacer?. >> todas las familias le rendian un gran homenaje . >> un gra
the presidio, california street and gary boulevard. much lighter toward the santa cruz mountains. it is almost just over six inches of rain up in the far northern end of sonoma county. rainfall has varied. winds are gusty in a couple of spots up to 50 miles an hour, but not as strong as earlier today. we have scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. heavy rain coming. i'll have the timing of all of this for your holiday weekend in a few minutes. dan? >> thanks very much. the wet weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. alan wang is live in santa rosa with the story there. alan? >> dan, we had a break for awhile, and now we are starting to see the rain pick up a little out here. this is just one of the many flooded areas in sonoma county tonight. there are several washed out roads west of santa rosa. and the public works crews are expecting it to get a lot worse this weekend. joel stopped at the water's edge west of santa rosa and decided to roll the dice. >> came through a couple hours ago and it was pretty light. i thought i could make it through this time. >> unlike these tru
-production of kqed and the center for investigative reporting. >> in california's fields, things are changing. crops are less plentiful. >> we're seeing two-thirds of a reduction in volume out of our southern growing regions. >> insects are more abundant. >> our temperatures have increased by two to three degrees fahrenheit, and that seems to be enough to keep them from being frozen out during the winter. i did end up losing one field -- probably a quarter of a million dollar hit. >> water, already scarce, is now too salty to sustain crops. >> if you don't have enough quality water to farm, then there's limits to what we can do with genetics. >> coming up -- climate change pushes california growers to new limits.
the problem. >> reporter: >> there are already some schools in california that have armed guards on campuses. among them school districts in oakland, san francisco, san jose and west contra costa. you can join the conversation if you like. ktvu viewers are debating the proposal. tell us what you think. we'd like to hear. look for ktvu channel 2 on facebook. >>> the nra also took aim at violent video games today. john fowler is talking to mental health professionals about the conflicting research on that issue. >> christmas is now just four days away. rob roth is live in san francisco where he talked with two charities trying to make this holiday a little brighter for those in need. >> reporter: we're inside glide church. we think we just found santa's secret stash. there are more than 8000 toys here sorted out depending on age and boy or girl. volunteers are expecting to give out these toys beginning tomorrow morning. volunteers unloaded the toys by the truckload earlier this afternoon. they will go to needy children who otherwise night not get any presents for christmas. they have come by a
through the southern wisconsin. >> the ninth circuit court of appeals is blocking a california law which bans the controversy all therapy that aims to turn gay miners straight. the three judge panel issued an emergency order, to put the lot on hold until the court can hear further arguments. that includes claims from specialists who say, that it is their constitutional right to practice such types of therapy. governor jerry brown signed into law in september. it was set to take affect on january 1st. it would make mental health professionals who tried changing client sexual orientation subject to discipline by state licensing boards. >> we will be right bacterback. Ño >> we are back its seventh 3:00 p.m.. we are keeping an eye on the weather. the rain has been pounding the pavement. it is making it very difficult to drive. >> this is a view from storm tracker 4. it is completely lit up. we are getting a little bit of a dry break. san francisco, daly city are all dealing with some light showers. half moon bay will be getting some rain fall about 40¢ an hour. this inches. as for east bay
to talk to the folks up there. >> great. >> this convenience zone, is that unique to california? >> it is. it's very unusual. i am from the east coast and grew up with the bottle bill there and it's very different. it's very successful here and they are talking about using it as a national model. there is an effort to try to create more jobs by creating more recycling infrastructure. because many states don't have anything at all and the stuff is just thrown out all over the place if you are driving across the country. they are looking at this particular law as a value and it's funny we're the real odd duck in california because of our density. there is no place else quite like san francisco. >> okay. commissioner ortiz-cartagena? >> i just have one question to clarify some thoughts in my head. i live in the southeast sector of the city. my impression is that we are not in a convenience zone, because there is no supermarket, excluding a 7-eleven that meets the criteria of the revenue mark. so i think it might have been answered, but i'm not clear. all of those small businesse
are not allowed to use subsidized units for your inclusionary units unless you are a california debt limit allocation project using 4% credits. so that will be in your next all right, but it's also reflected in this new procedures manual. so it's a small technicality, but for some projects, you will be able to have a slight subsidy, but you have to provide more units at deeper affordable. >> commissioner borden? >> i wanted to thank you -- i was one of the commissioners who asked for a lot of this data and i do hope that you work more around the issue that you talk you ed about. it seems like that fica score issue would be a problem and i understand it could be a problem with public housing as well and that is something that we need to be more proactive in working with tenants. and so i don't know to the extent that the housing trust fund legislation, i don't think it ever really dealt with that issue, but it might be something to look at from a larger policy standpoint. >> certainly. >> so i appreciate that. in terms of the pipeline of the 1200 bmr units, do you know where most of
couple of days. certainly the california national guard is represented heavily here. obviously they are going to be the first guys to respond to a disaster and they have several interesting roles not only from a state perspective but as they get federalized or with the dual status commander managing federal response and federal authorities of military authorities flowing in. and most significantly, we're represented today with the commander of northern command, general jackoby. as you know, defense report to civil authorities is not a primary mission area for the department of defense. we have codified it in policy over the years and certainly things have advanced since 9/11 and hurricane katrina, but there has been a real gap in detailed preplanning for emergency response, particularly as it works its way down the chain into the tactical forces that would respond, most specifically i think those on active duty. this is an area that we don't tend to pay a lot of attention to and very often when it comes we tray to look the other way. i believe that we have been reasonably resp
space. >> more crazy drivers on the road. yeah. >> reporter: the california highway patrol is urging motorists to slow down and not to talk or text with their cell phones while driving. reporting live, amber le, ktvu channel 2 news. >> flooding closed high wy1 today -- highway 1 today. it reached the wheel wells of a truck. there it is there. it was stranded in the middle of the water. we checked on that road and it is back open tonight. >> a close call for a woman who was just about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain sho
: the california highway patrol is urging motorists to slow down and not to talk or text with their cell phones while driving. reporting live, amber le, ktvu channel 2 news. >> flooding closed high wy1 today -- highway 1 today. it reached the wheel wells of a truck. there it is there. it was stranded in the middle of the water. we checked on that road and it is back open tonight. >> a close call for a woman who was just about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan
>> many of them who serve in california are not licensed in california, the military has a waiver for that requirement. so i'm not certain how that would apply if we're using those folks in a humanitarian disaster in california. we're able to treat our folks regardless of the state of licensing in a particular state, though. >> last year when i took a look at the shock trauma platoon, and i'm going to talk to you about that one really cool thing i saw. i have a little bit of medical experience and to see they have effectively a robotic soldier that can go into defib, whose eyes can dilate, they can do pulses both radial and distal and there is a programmer who is effectively testing a battlefield soldier what to do, i found absolutely fascinating as a way to bring a real life experience to that individual. for me that was a fantastic tool that you have and i thought that was wonderful. >> we're going to be -- little advertisement -- we're going to be demonstrating that capability at our display at the marina green so if you'd like to come see that, that's available. >> any final
. fire stations in california have much higher levels in their dust than do california residences or other kinds of industries like electronic breakdown industry or airplane industry, so you have high levels of this flame retardant in fire station, i don't think anybody knows where that's coming from but it would be interesting to do some kind of studies trying to figure out the sources of these so-called fire retardants, there is not enough in these chairs to stop fire, sitting on this chair would be like sitting on a bunch of geographic, be really uncomfortable and cost a lot, so i think there's a lot of interesting thing that is can happen in the fire department. i thank the breast cancer fund because i learned a lot from your presentation, i work at common bhaoel and we do a three day intensive training on breast cancer and environmental health and we want to work with you all to develop a training with the breast cancer fund on those chemicals that firefighters are specifically exposed to nr the course of feting a fire which has to do with insulation and houses, diesel and so
are on vacation. consumer editor, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> california's unemployment rate ticked down to 9.8%. that's the first time the rate has fallen under 10% since 2009. there wasn't an actual increase in payroll job. labor lawyer and former director says it really depends on how you define employed. >> so the fact that it's going down indicates people are saying they're employed but they may be independent contractors or self-employed and frankly in very marginal conditions. i would give more weight to the payroll numbers. >> under that scenario, unemployment actually climbed. >> president obama today announced john kerry as his nominee for secretary of state saying the senator's entire life has prepared him for this role. the democrat from massachusetts appeared with the president for the white house announcement. kerry is a decorated vietnam vet and currently chairs the senate foreign relations commit. he is expected to be easily confirm. >> i think it's fair to say that few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as john
of appeals and voted to block the california law banning therapy into turning gave miters interest-rate minors. this would have been the first state in the nation to ban gay therapy. the news at 5:30 is next (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> deadly winter weather slamming the midwest. where it's headed next- along with more of the dramatic video. and - the newtown elementary school shooting - one week later. a look at the nationwide tribute today - and the latest on the investigation. now at 5-30. severe - and deadly - winter weather pounding the midwest. this is video from detroit - heavy snow and high wind situation. multiple car accidents, some even involving police cruisers. >> jacqueline: yesterday, we were dealing with a very clear defined warm and cold sections. we can see the rainfall has diminished from yesterday. mainly snowfall as we can see through pennsylvania, new york, and through ohio. a number of winter weather advisories. with snowfall rates that could bring 1 ft. in portions of this region. as we take a look of the wa
if california is republican congressman tom mcclintock joining us from sacramento, california. you are a tea partier. you're part of the tea party caucus but you supported house speaker bane area plan b. yes? >>, of course, i did. again, there is no bill before the congress that proposes raising taxes on millionaires or anybody else for that matter. there is a law that goes into effect in ten days that raises taxes on millionaires, small businesses filing as millionaires and everybody else. boehner's bill tried to stop that for everybody else. offa lifeguard sees ten swimmers drowning off of his beach and can only reach nine of them to save them, it doesn't mean that he's drowned the tenth one. all in nonsense somehow boehner was trying to raise taxes is just that, nonsense. >> your point is if you are anti-tax, vote for this bill. >> he was trying to stop a massive tax increase and unfortunately, some of my colleagues didn't see it that way. >> how bad is it up there? americans look at what's happening in washington right now and want both sides to get to work. i know it can be very collegi
starting to pick up some light rain around the presidio, california street and gary boulevard. much lighter toward the santa cruz mountains. it is almost just over six inches of rain up in the far northern end of sonoma county. rainfall has varied. winds are gusty in a couple of spots up to 50 miles an hour, but not as strong as earlier today. we have scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. heavy rain coming. i'll have the timing of all of this for your holiday weekend in a few minutes. dan? >> thanks very much. the wet weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. alan wang is live in santa rosa with the story there. alan? >> dan, we had a break for awhile, and now we are starting to see the rain pick up a little out here. this is just one of the many flooded areas in sonoma county tonight. there are several washed out roads west of santa rosa. and the public works crews are expecting it to get a lot worse this weekend. joel stopped at the water's edge west of santa rosa and decided to roll the dice. >> came through a couple hours ago and it was pretty light. i thought i could
to get to ocean much faster. narrator: cities throughout southern california converted natural rivers to these concrete channels, part of their storm drain systems. this allowed expanding development without the need for large flood plains. kharaghani: the los angeles river is approximately 51 miles. concrete reduces the size of the river that you need to carry the water because it speeds up the flow of water. if you'd like to remove all the concrete and to have natural system to carry the water to protect you from flooding, you need to have almost one mile on each side of the river set aside for transport of rain. so in order for the city to have use of those lands around the river, concrete made it possible to have minimum land so the water can be carried to the ocean in the fastest possible way. but, unfortunately, because of population growth and poor housekeeping, people are putting a lot of pollutants on the street and the streets are the openings to our stormwater sewer system. in an average year, 4,000 to 5,000 tons of trash ends up in long beach. man: we've created a system t
ingels, california national guard. i'm one of the airmen and soldiers, almost 21,000 strong, that answers the governor's mission. it's available to all civil providers out there and emergency responders and it is in california the substantial or the equal of many third world countries in terms of military force that can be applied to a disaster. >> i'm lynn wilder, i'm the emergency management coordinate roar at san francisco general trauma center and i'm also representing the san francisco council of emergency partnership which is the group of emergency management coordinators from each of the hospitals throughout san francisco who mead regularly with dph and dem to plan and prepare for our medical response. >> as rob mentioned earlier, one of the primary reasons for the medical exchange is to get an understanding of the capabilities, what can the military bring and what are some of the challenges that we as civilians are going to face when we have this large number of casualties. so what i'd like to hear from our civilian panelists is what were some of our observations a
of the power plants in california are fed natural gas, you need to get the gas back up before you get the power plant back up if you have damage to both. we do have standards for all that activity in terms of our engineering design. the trick is for us to sit out there and talk with all the different regional areas including san francisco and make sure we understand how we're going to work together in the event we have an event that takes our services out or is greater than what we're actually expecting and that's the challenge for all of us, all the service providers, is working together to figure out how to make that happen. >> mr. boland. >> this is where we fit into that link. we represent the utilities that protect and build the resill yepbs into the infrastructure. we fill a gap in attitude which is the relationships, distant and local relationships, cross boundaries between the multi disciplines in the utilities. we are able to cross those lines in the counties and step up to state operations so everybody is operating in a common operating picture so everybody understands what's avail
'm captain houston with the california national guard. i'm with first marine briged. i've been coming to san francisco since may for the planning efforts and i got to participate in the com drill with 6 marines and we were dispersed from all 3 different sites. >> good morning, everybody, my name is michelle geddis, i'm with the san francisco department of emergency management, i'm responsible for the project management ofrs and one of our major programs is the interoperatability program. so i was more than delighted to be part of this com exercise, i was able to be an evaluator at the ocean beach location and we have a lot of lessons learned to talk about. thanks. >> one of the challenges that we have in civilian and also you as military is that common operating picture. how do we make sure that all of our resources in the field, back in the command post, have the same operating picture and we can ensure that we have an unity of effort of everyone. and with the command and control exercise that we started with, this was one great opportunity for the military and the civilian groups
of violence as well. and now, a recent study from a county in california showing it's cost effective. for every dollar you spend on this program, you save up to $2. >>. >> paul: and you say you can do this without abusing the civil liberties of people and incarcerating them for months or years on end or treating him for months and years on end. >> well, you're treating people against their will sometimes for long periods of time although they're living in the community, if they have no awareness of their illness, if they really think the cia is sending those voices in their head and they have no awareness of their illness and the cia is telling them to do various things, these people need to be treated for a long period of time, but live in the community. >> paul: thanks for being here, and for your insights. the plan b to avoid a fiscal crisis an abandoned. is there a plan c or are we headed off the cliff? our panel weighs in when we come back. juice or fancy wate. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. z
, heavy snow, portions of california and oregon and you can see, by tomorrow, 3:00 p.m. sunday, expecting more heavy rain around san francisco and more heavy snow along the mountain passes, many people might be driving along as they head home for the holidays or head out to visit families. otherwise, current temperatures, much colder behind the storm across the midwest and the northeast, 37 right now, new york city and finally feeling like the month of december, 31 in cleveland and, 20s, rapid city and minneapolis and texas enjoying temperatures in the 60s and 50s, now across portions of california, heading into monday, christmas eve, around the corner, we are expecting more unsettled weather to return across the east, stretching across portions of the northeast into parts of the southeast and ohio valley, tennessee valley, you're included and that activity will begin already as we head into tomorrow, sunday, some of with you ill be looking at the rainfall. temperatures will be cooling off in the northeast and rain will be snow. westbound, rick i want to point out we'll have a storm out w
gave his pet rodent to a shrieking fan outside a concert. this is terrible. the california hamster association, yes, them again, says the pop star's so-called gift was death sentence for his fury and former pal. is this a real story? a spokesperson tells tmz "the moment that hamster was handed to a screaming girl if a harsh frenzied environment was likely the moment it gazed at the short path to its doom." this person is genius. i think this is fake. tmz says the 18-year-old fan at the center of this scandal says, quote, vowed to treat the animal as a tiny rodent god, like me. and promised to love and cherish it forever. let's discuss this in the -- >> lightning roooooouuuunnnddd. lightning round. >> carrie, could you argue that justin actually did the hamster a favor that by giving it to a super fan, he knows that hamster will be better taken care of than most people on the planet? >> yes because tour buss are no place to raise a hamster. ask journey. >> it is true. it is literally a treadmill. >> who wants to be on a treadmill for the rest of their lives going round and round and
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